As Data Standards Lead at the Geospatial Commission I have been investigating species data and the path it takes from getting collected to being made available, to monitor species. Knowing a species geographic location is fundamental to many aspects of biodiversity conservation.
Annabelle Sampah - As lead, for the Housing and Planning Programme in the Geospatial Commission, I believe the opportunities are endless. However, early on in our investigations, we realised that it was quite difficult to get a good baseline view of what was happening across the sector and where further action could be taken to add value.
In this guest blog, Professor Heathwaite discusses how land use location data could help us make more joined-up decisions about land use to avert a collision course with our most valuable asset.